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The only thing that exists is goodness

Youth perspective

From the August 2014 issue of The Christian Science Journal

For many people, good has become almost a trite word. Someone asks, “How are you doing?” and we automatically reply, “I’m good.” We’re asked by a loved one, “How was your day?” and we say, “It was good.” We don’t think twice about the depth of the word good, and in fact it is often thought of as a word without much depth or meaning at all. 

Yet the Bible says in Genesis, “God created the heaven and the earth. … And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good” (1:1, 31). Thank goodness that when the Bible refers to the way God created the heaven and the earth, the word good means so much more than the blandness it’s so often given today!

I had an experience last summer that completely changed the way I view the word good, and the way I approach challenges and struggles I face. It’s difficult for me to capture and put the experience into words, but the insight I gained has meant more to me than any other revelation I’ve had in Christian Science. 

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